Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1: Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Rifle

Auction Date: June 22, 2017

Attractive Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $10,000

Attractive Engraved Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1866
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 CF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 5
Class: Antique

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.


Manufactured in 1870 (Third Model) and subsequently engraved. An extensive scroll engraving on a punch dot background is featured on the receiver. The scrollwork extends to the buttplate tang and forend cap. Spurious "LDM" initials appear on the underside of the receiver. A floral blossom on a dot background is engraved on the cartridge elevator, and engraved accents (cross hatching, scrolls and entwining lines) are featured on top of the receiver. The top of the barrel has the two-line Winchester address/King's patent dates marking ahead of the fixed replacement rear sight. Mounted on a plain straight grip stock.

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